Librivox recording of The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart.
Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958) was a prolific American writer of popular mysteries. The Circular Staircase was originally published in 1908 and includes all the elements of the classic whodunit – mysterious events, ghostly apparitions, things that go bump in the night and murder.
(Summary by J. M. Smallheer)
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Reviewer:Richard in Alabama
January 31, 2014 Subject:
five stars for the novel itself
Great vintage whodunit by "The American Agatha Christie." Perhaps not everything Rinehart wrote is in Christie's league, but this book certainly is. Engrossing characters and story that kept me guessing to the end. Some of the readers are outstanding. Ian Skillen was my favourite. I could listen to him read all day and, if fact, I'm going to see what else he has read. Unfortunately, some of the others readers weren't so good. They did their best, I'm sure, and I appreciate their efforts.
April 2, 2009 Subject:
Book starts a bit slow, but picks up and gets very exciting, so stick it out through the slow start.
What would an elderly lady rather do on vacation? Sunbathe or solve a murder? Enter a fiesty spinster who decides the latter when a man is found murdered in her summer rental. The house has the reputation of being haunted, but she isn't convinced and sets about determining the REAL mystery behind the Circular Staircase.